19-year-old shot in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood

Shooting happened early Monday morning

Pittsburgh police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was shot in the city’s Brighton Heights neighborhood.

The victim was found on the porch of a home along Massachusetts Avenue.

No arrests have been announced.

Source: 19-year-old shot in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood

Kenosha shooting: Two people are dead and a third injured after an overnight shooting, police say – CNN

(CNN)Two people are dead and a third was injured in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following a shooting late Tuesday night, police said.

The shooting happened amid the third night of protests over the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake on Sunday evening.
On Tuesday, officers responded to reports of multiple gunshot victims around 11:45 p.m., the Kenosha Police Department said in a news release early Wednesday.
The person injured was taken to the hospital with “serious, but non-life threatening injuries,” police said.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing and the names and ages of the victims are still being determined, according to the release.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told The New York Times his office is investigating whether the shooting resulted from a conflict between demonstrators and a group of men with weapons who were protecting businesses.
CNN has reached out to the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office.
Protests in Kenosha have been ongoing since Blake’s shooting. Wisconsin’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday after cars and buildings were set ablaze and called in 250 members of the National Guard to assist. Blake remains in the hospital but his family says he is paralyzed from the waist down. A family attorney said it would take a “miracle” for Blake to ever walk again.

Source: Kenosha shooting: Two people are dead and a third injured after an overnight shooting, police say – CNN

Police: Johnstown woman charged after video shows ‘brutal attack’ of 12-year-old girl | WJAC

A Johnstown woman has been charged with felony aggravated assault after police say she filmed herself brutally attacking a 12-year-old girl. Authorities say 32-year-old Emily Sarver is facing charges related to aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and corruption of minors. According to the Richland Township Police Department, the investigation began in Oct. 2019 when the girl reported the assault to her school nurse.

Police say the video of the attack confirmed the same details the girl described to investigators.

Sarver waited for the girl to enter the living room at which point she began beating the girl in the head and face with her hands and a wooden spoon for about seven minutes while berating her with vulgar language, the complaint says.

The video shows Sarver grab the girl by her hair, throw her on the ground and continue assaulting her, the complaint says.

Source: Police: Johnstown woman charged after video shows ‘brutal attack’ of 12-year-old girl | WJAC

‘Another innocent life has been stolen:’ Pittsburgh mayor comments on 1-year-old’s shooting death

Child was shot and killed in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill-City View neighborhood on Monday evening

Police said the 1-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

According to a press release from Pittsburgh Public Safety, police transported the child to the hospital. The press release said, “With a police sergeant driving, two police officers held the baby in the backseat and worked to control the bleeding. The child arrived at the hospital in critical condition.”

The child later died of his injuries.

According to investigators, the shots were fired outside and traveled through a window and then two walls before hitting the child.

No arrests have been announced.

Early Tuesday morning, Mayor Bill Peduto tweeted about the shooting, writing, “Senseless gun violence must end. Another innocent life has been stolen. We will work endlessly to find the actor and hold them accountable for this horrific crime.”

Source: ‘Another innocent life has been stolen:’ Pittsburgh mayor comments on 1-year-old’s shooting death

Kenosha police shooting: Wisconsin man Jacob Blake shot by cop Sunday

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Kenosha police shot a man Sunday evening, setting off unrest in the city after a video appeared to show the officer firing several shots at close range into the man’s back.

The shooting victim has been identified as Jacob Blake, a Black man, by Wisconsin officials. He was in serious condition at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee as of early Monday morning.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation said early Monday that the involved officers have been placed on administrative leave.

More:Several fires burning in Kenosha as unrest continues after police officer shoots Black man

Police had been called to a domestic incident in the 2800 block of 40th Street at 5:11 p.m. where the shooting later occurred.

Officers provided immediate aid to the shooting victim, Kenosha police reported, and he was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert.

Source: Kenosha police shooting: Wisconsin man Jacob Blake shot by cop Sunday

19-year-old man dies after being shot multiple times in Pittsburgh

A 19-year-old man died after being found with multiple gunshot wounds in Pittsburgh’s Upper Lawrenceville neighborhood.

The victim was found by first responders who got a call about a shooting on the 5100 block of Kent Way around 1 a.m. Monday.

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The victim was taken to the hospital where he died.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

No arrests have been announced.

Source: 19-year-old man dies after being shot multiple times in Pittsburgh

Owners connected to downtown L.A. explosion face 300 charges – Los Angeles Times

The L.A. city attorney has filed more than 300 charges against the owners of four downtown buildings after a May 16 explosion burned 11 firefighters.

The Los Angeles city attorney on Friday filed more than 300 criminal charges against the owners and operators of four downtown buildings after a massive explosion in May shot a huge fireball into the air over downtown L.A. and left 11 firefighters severely burned.

Prosecutors allege the defendants illegally stored hazardous materials and endangered public health.

The criminal charges stem from an investigation of the May 16 explosion inside an East 3rd Street warehouse by the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies.

Source: Owners connected to downtown L.A. explosion face 300 charges – Los Angeles Times

Complaint: Johnstown man charged for fleeing from police, driving stolen vehicle | WJAC

A Johnstown man has been charged for fleeing from police on Wednesday after he was caught driving a stolen vehicle, according to a criminal complaint.

Authorities say 18-year-old Shamik Bolton faces charges of receiving stolen property, escape and resisting arrest, according to court documents. Police say on Wednesday, officers responded to the Galleria Mall after a witness reported that he saw an unidentified male driving his (the caller’s) friend’s stolen car.

Source: Complaint: Johnstown man charged for fleeing from police, driving stolen vehicle | WJAC

Charges announced against fentanyl trafficking gang operating in Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg

Officials are announcing criminal charges against more than two dozen people involved in a fentanyl trafficking gang operating in the City of Pittsburgh’s eastern neighborhoods and Wilkinsburg.

This extensive investigation was led by the FBI – Pittsburgh, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Pittsburgh Division, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Latrobe Police Department, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Munhall Police Department, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Allegheny County Probation, the Wilkinsburg Police Department, the Monroeville Police Department, and the Penn Hills Police Department.

Authorities indicted 26 gang members and six associates on numerous drug trafficking and weapons-related charges.

Twenty-three of them were arrested Thursday. Authorities seized $152,000 dollars in cash and a significant quantity of drugs including fentanyl and heroin.

U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said the arrests are the latest in a series of efforts to break up gangs with ties to larger drug distributors along the east coast and midwest.

Source: Charges announced against fentanyl trafficking gang operating in Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg

Police: Daughter Upset With Her Mother’s Testimony Attacks Her At Westmoreland County Courthouse – CBS Pittsburgh

GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — The Westmoreland County Courthouse is the ultimate place when it comes to law and order.

The Westmoreland County Courthouse is also a building full of every kind of emotion you can think of.

“It’s not unusual for emotions to be high in any of the courts actually, but it’s not common to get very physical in here,” Westmoreland County Park Police Chief Henry Fontana told KDKA’s Ross Guidotti.

There are exceptions, including what allegedly happened when 47-year-old Rhonda Cathers lost her cool outside family court. According to Chief Fontana, the victim turned out to be someone Cathers was very familiar with.

“Mom was testifying — her daughter did not approve,” he says.

Investigators say it started with harsh words exchanged, followed by Cathers charging at and attacking her mother, choking her until she was separated by law enforcement.

Chief Fontana says the victim had noticeable red marks on her neck but declined any medical attention.

Rhonda Cathers is free tonight on $10,000 bond. She’s charged with assault, strangulation and intimidation of a witness.

Source: Police: Daughter Upset With Her Mother’s Testimony Attacks Her At Westmoreland County Courthouse – CBS Pittsburgh

Jeannette woman jailed after allegedly making numerous threatening calls to Westmoreland 911 | TribLIVE.com

The Westmoreland County Emergency Operations Center was placed on lockdown late Thursday after a Jeannette woman repeatedly threatened call takers and police over seven hours, according to court papers.2917394_web1_gtr-ingodwetrust

Precious Linda Gantt, 36, called Westmoreland 911 16 times between 3 p.m. Thursday and midnight, sometimes yelling at the call taker and using derogatory language toward police officers, authorities said. Officers took her into custody overnight after she refused to put clothes on and spit at police.

She is being held without bond at the Westmoreland County Prison.

Source: Jeannette woman jailed after allegedly making numerous threatening calls to Westmoreland 911 | TribLIVE.com

Tionna Highsmith death ruled a homicide.

 

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner today ruled the death of Tionna Highsmith a homicide.

Highsmith was shot and paralyzed in 2005 when she was caught in the crossfire of a shootout during a church festival in Brighton Heights. She was found deceased in her apartment in January. Highsmith was 29.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police continue to investigate this senseless act of violence that led to the death of an innocent person.

Anyone with any information on this case is urged to call Violent Crime Unit detectives at (412) 323-7161.

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Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

One person in critical condition after shooting in Northview Heights

Police found a car hit with bullets and several shell casings on Mt. Pleasant Road just after midnight Monday

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report multiple shots fired on the 400 block of Mt. Pleasant Road around 12:10 a.m.

Zone 1 officers found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition.

The Violent Crime Unit closed Mt. Pleasant Road while detectives processed the scene for evidence.

Source: One person in critical condition after shooting in Northview Heights

Girl Struck by Hit and Run Vehicle in Stable Condition

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report of a juvenile female struck by a  Hit and Run vehicle on the 6400 block of Frankstown Avenue around 12:10 a.m. May 17, 2020

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Zone 5 officers found the victim, a 14-year-old girl, suffering lower back pain. Medics transported the girl to a local hospital in stable condition.

Per the initial investigation: A white, four-door SUV struck the girl and fled the scene.

Police are searching for the vehicle. The investigation continues.

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Gunman in shooting at Illinois Super 8 hotel dies of self-inflicted gunshot after police stand-off | Daily Mail Online

Police responded to reports of shots fired at the motel on Colosseum Drive in Rockford just before 1am local time Sunday. The suspect was confirmed dead six hours later.

  • Police responded to the shooting at the Super 8 in Rockford before 1am Sunday 
  • Officers discovered three people with gunshot wounds at the scene 
  • One of the victims was pronounced dead and the others are injured
  • The male suspect barricaded themselves inside the motel and was confirmed dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at about 6.45am
  • Police said the suspect and the officers exchanged multiple rounds of gunfire 

Source: Gunman in shooting at Illinois Super 8 hotel dies of self-inflicted gunshot after police stand-off | Daily Mail Online

One critically wounded in shooting on Pittsburgh’s North Side | TribLIVE.com

A male victim was in critical condition following a shooting early Saturday on Pittsburgh’s North Side, according to city police.

The victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds after police responded to a ShotSpotter notification around 1:40 a.m. in the 300 block of West Burgess Street in Perry South.

Medics took him to a local hospital.

Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating.

Date: May 16, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 1
Summary:

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification on the 300 block of W Burgess Street around 1:40 a.m.

Zone 1 officers found a male with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition.

Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating.

Source: One critically wounded in shooting on Pittsburgh’s North Side | TribLIVE.com

Richard Burr: Senate intelligence chief steps down for FBI probe – BBC News

The Republican chairman of the US Senate intelligence committee will step down while an insider trading inquiry is carried out.

Richard Burr of North Carolina said he had decided to do so because he did not want the investigation to distract the committee from its work.

Mr Burr’s phone has been seized by the FBI as part of the inquiry.

The senator, who denies wrongdoing, allegedly used inside information to avoid market losses from coronavirus.

He declined a request for comment.

Mr Burr and his wife sold as much as $1.7m (£1.4m) of equities in February, just before markets plunged on fears of an economic crisis.

It is illegal for members of Congress to trade based on non-public information gathered during their official duties.

Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, as well as Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, also reportedly sold holdings before the downturn, but are not confirmed to be under investigation.

Ms Feinstein said she had answered questions from the FBI regarding trades made by her husband, however.

Source: Richard Burr: Senate intelligence chief steps down for FBI probe – BBC News

Ten charged federally in connection with ’11 Hunnit’ gang in the Hill District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ten people from Pittsburgh, McKees Rocks, Pitcairn and other Allegheny County communities have been charged with drug dealing following an FBI-led wiretap investigation into the 11 Hunnit street gang in the Hill District that federal agents say was led in part by slain rapper Jimmy Wopo.

The 10 were charged in four complaints filed earlier this month in federal court and unsealed on Wednesday.

The first complaint charges five people with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine from January 2020 until this month: Phillip Robinson, 30, of Pittsburgh; Joseph Clancy, 46, of Pittsburgh; Tyree Campbell, 29, of Pittsburgh; Tracy Bullock, 51, of McKees Rocks; and Sanzio Williams, 31, of Pitcairn.

Wiretaps and surveillance revealed that Clancy supplied Robinson, who redistributed the drugs to the other alleged co-conspirators.

Source: Ten charged federally in connection with ’11 Hunnit’ gang in the Hill District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Investigation Underway After Man Shot And Killed In Wilkinsburg – CBS Pittsburgh

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WILKINSBURG, PA. (KDKA) — Police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting in Wilkinsburg.

Officials were called to a shooting in the area of Laketon Road and Robinson Boulevard on Wednesday night.

First responders found the victim and performed life-saving measures, but the boy died from his injuries, police say.

An investigation is underway, and police are searching for the shooter.

Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

Source: Investigation Underway After Man Shot And Killed In Wilkinsburg – CBS Pittsburgh

Man Walks into Hospital with Gunshot Wound

Date: May 13, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 1
Summary:

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 1400 block of Federal Street around 9:15 p.m.

Shortly after, a male walked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was admitted in stable condition.

The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Pittsburgh Police Investigating Cold Stone Creamery Robbery

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are investigating a robbery at the Cold Stone Creamery on Forbes Avenue.

The incident took place around 10:15 on Monday evening.

The suspect allegedly took a bus to Homestead.

Police took one person into custody in Rankin.

Police have not said if they have made any arrests in connection with the robbery.

Source: Pittsburgh Police Investigating Cold Stone Creamery Robbery

IN OTHER NEWS

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Mt. Oliver Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert on the 700 block of Brownsville Road around 6:30 p.m. May 11, 2020.

Officers found a male with gunshot wounds to his torso and leg outside a parked vehicle. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition.

Per the initial investigation: The victim was driving his vehicle out of a parking lot on Brownsville Road when another vehicle entered the lot. The drivers had verbal confrontation, and an occupant in the second vehicle fired multiple shots at the victim. The second vehicle then fled the area.

Police are investigating.

UPDATE (8:54 a.m., May 12, 2020) — The shooting victim died overnight in a local hospital. Violent Crime Unit detectives are investigating the death as a homicide. The victim’s identity, as well as cause and manner of death, will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Cops: Man stopped for suspended license in Greensburg carrying nearly 2 bricks of heroin | TribLIVE.com

   
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A Jeannette man pulled over in Greensburg Saturday after an officer suspected him of driving with a suspended license was found with nearly two bricks of heroin, police said.

Moziah S. Harris, 28, was stopped driving his 2015 Honda about 2:25 a.m. along the 100 block College Avenue by Patrolman Hank Fontana Jr.

Fontana reported in court documents that he recognized Harris from prior arrests and suspected he was driving on a suspended license. Fontana said that Harris got out of his vehicle after the stop “and dropped one stamp of suspected heroin marked ‘Jet Fuel’ out of his left hand and onto the pavement.”

Source: Cops: Man stopped for suspended license in Greensburg carrying nearly 2 bricks of heroin | TribLIVE.com

DA’s drug task force busts major pot-growing operation in Penn Hills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police Thursday night busted a major marijuana growing operation in a senior citizen’s basement in Penn Hills, seizing guns, cash and hundreds of pot plants estimated to be worth a half-million dollars on the street.

The 66-year-old homeowner, Kenneth Creekmore, who is facing drug charges, told authorities that he was selling the marijuana to people who needed it for medical purposes and to make extra money, according to a criminal complaint.

Mr. Creekmore is not authorized to sell medical marijuana, the complaint said.

Reached at home Friday morning, Mr. Creekmore said, “I got nothing to say. I don’t know anything.”

Asked how all the marijuana plants got in his house, he said, “No comment. Bye,” and hung up on a reporter.

Authorities will charge Mr. Creekmore by summons with running the operation out of the basement of his home in the 5800 block of Heberton Drive.

He is facing two felony counts — of manufacturing and possession with intent to deliver — and a misdemeanor count of prohibited acts.

Source: DA’s drug task force busts major pot-growing operation in Penn Hills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SWAT called to Assist With Arrest in Northview Heights — Public Safety Media Blotter

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report of a carjacking suspect who ran into a home on the 300 block of Mt. Pleasant Road around 8:15 p.m.SWAT was called when officers learned that a women and children might be in the house. SWAT gave multiple commands for the suspect to exit.A woman and children left the house unharmed. The suspect surrendered and was arrested without incident shortly after.There were no reported injuries. Police are investigating.

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Pittsburgh EMS and Police Respond To Fatal Shooting in East Liberty — Public Safety Media Blotter

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a male shot near Larimer Avenue and Broad Street around 10:30 a.m.

Zone 5 officers found an unresponsive male with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Another person injured his hand when he fell after hearing the gun fire. He refused medical treatment.

Police are investigating.

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Authorities: Father, son charged with murder of black man killed while jogging in Georgia

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) – A white father and son accused of fatally shooting a black man on a residential Georgia street were arrested Thursday and charged with murder and aggravated assault after a national outcry that no arrests had been made, authorities said.

Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, will be booked into the Glynn County Jail, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.

Ahmaud Arbery was killed Feb. 23 just outside the port city of Brunswick. The men who pursued him in a pickup truck told police they believed Arbery was a burglar.

The GBI opened an investigation this week after the video was posted online by a Brunswick radio station. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp told reporters that he’s confident the agency will “find the truth.”

Source: Authorities: Father, son charged with murder of black man killed while jogging in Georgia

Police seek public’s help to find pair who robbed, assaulted woman on Pittsburgh’s North Shore | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh police are asking for the public’s help to find two suspects wanted in connection to the robbery and assault of a 59-year-old woman on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.

The suspects, a male and a female, are accused of assaulting the woman at about 5:45 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Isabella Street, Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Maurice Matthews said.

Source: Police seek public’s help to find pair who robbed, assaulted woman on Pittsburgh’s North Shore | TribLIVE.com

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police seeks the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in the robbery and assault of a 59-year-old woman in the 200 block of Isabella Street on May 2 at 5:45 a.m.

The male was wearing all black clothing with distinctly copper-colored shoes. The female suspect was wearing a puma sweatshirt during the robbery, but then changed into a Baltimore Ravens sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on the identity of these suspects, is asked to contact Pittsburgh Police Zone 1 Detectives Lang and Pascucci at (412) 323-7201.

 

Pennsylvania teen, 13, vanishes after putting stolen license plates on family’s minivan, police say | Fox News

A 13-year-old boy has disappeared in Pennsylvania after changing the license plate of his family’s minivan and driving off, police say.

Kadin Willauer was last seen around 4 a.m. Sunday morning at a gas station in Upper Saucon Township, according to Fox 29. State Police say surveillance footage showed Willauer filling up the gas tank of white Chrysler Town & Country minivan and changing its license plates to stolen ones that read ZGW-4969.

About a half-hour earlier, Willauer had left his family’s home in Milford Township, north of Philadelphia, investigators told the station.

Source: Pennsylvania teen, 13, vanishes after putting stolen license plates on family’s minivan, police say | Fox News